Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
MEMORIZE: “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” (Rev. 21:23)
READ: Revelation 21:23-24
White symbolizes purity and perfection. God wants you to be perfect. People should have good report concerning your conduct. Daniel was so thorough that his detractors could not fault him in his work (Daniel 6:4). The Spirit of excellence that achieved this feat in Daniel will accomplish same in your life. In Matthew 3:17, God said: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”. Jesus was so outstanding that God had good report concerning Him. The Lord will have a good testimonial concerning your love, devotion and service this season. What are you clothed with? If you see people dressed up, see beyond what they are physically wearing; they could be putting on something else. The clothes and jewellery some are adorned with are subsumed in pride. I have seen pastors decked in pride as they were about to mount the podium to preach. You can be sure that God will leave the scene and flesh will have its way. Even though you are yet to be perfect, it is necessary you continue to desire perfection and one day, you will get there.
White is also a symbol of peace. If you are at peace with God and neighbours, it will be evident. In addition, white is a symbol of surrender. When the Lord was in conflict with His flesh concerning the trip to the cross, He came to a point of surrender and said: Father, not my will but yours be done (Matt. 26:39-42). Many of us determine when to obey and when no to. All you have today and will ever have comes from God. In God’s school, there is no unmerited promotion. Before you ever make it to the next class or level, you must sit for an examination. There is no automatic promotion. Nobody can take an examination on your behalf as is done in the world today. The higher you go, the tougher the examination becomes. Whenever the elders in Heaven want to praise God, they will lay their golden crowns at the feet of Jesus Christ. White is also the colour of light. Revelation 21:23 says the Heavenly Jerusalem needs no sun because the lamb as its light is enough. One fact about light though is that it does not conceal anything. You can hide in the darkness but not in the light. The face of Jesus shone as the sun. No wonder Revelation 22:16 calls Him the Bright and Morning Star. He is the Star that shines by daytime. Any star can shine at night but it takes the light of the Most High to shine during the day. As you connect to the Light, your star will shine during night and day. Are you like the Light?
Lord, help me radiate your light everywhere I go.
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